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Eclipses in Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

May 26, 2021 at 5:36 am
Near max in Wilkes-Barre
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Wilkes-Barre
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:36 am -0.138 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:39 am
Duration: 52 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wilkes-Barre

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Wilkes-Barre. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EDT) for Wilkes-Barre.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Map direction Southwest 233°
7.3°
5:36 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Wilkes-Barre This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Wilkes-Barre. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Wilkes-Barre because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 241°
0.2°
5:39 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 242°
-0.2°
5:44 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 242°
-0.9°
7:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 255°
-16.4°
7:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 256°
-17.7°
7:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 257°
-18.9°
8:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 270°
-34.4°
9:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 280°
-44.7°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Wilkes-Barre, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wilkes-Barre

Eclipse Visibility From Wilkes-BarreVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 10, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Atlantic, Arctic
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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